More than half the Otago and Southland groups that applied
for funding from the Department of Conservation's new
partnerships fund failed in their bid.
If New Zealand sea lion numbers are to increase, effort needs
to be put into helping adults survive, biologist Stefan Meyer
Only 36% of the descendants of the matriarch of Otago's New
Zealand sea lion population are still known to be alive.
News the serious degradation of the Shag River has stabilised
will be welcomed by its community, Otago regional councillor
Doug Brown says.
The lights will go out in Tarras if the Otago Regional
Council puts tough new restrictions on water takes from the
Lindis River, Bendigo Station farmer John Perriam says.
An $845,000 project to strengthen two Otago bridges has been
approved by the Otago Regional Council.
Bitterly cold winds and snow showers are expected to dominate
election day in the South.
Job losses and the early closure of Macraes Mine could be the
consequence of proposed changes to groundwater allocation in
Otago, Oceana Gold representatives told a hearings panel in
Good weather and friendly rivalry combined to create a
record-breaking Blueskin spring flower show.
The latest moves to find a solution to flooding at State
Highway 1 at Hilderthorpe need to be the last, Otago Regional
Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.
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